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Word Example of - clear

    Example Sentences for clear

    But she wanted to make it clear, too, that she knew now that she would never marry him.

    And so it was literally and actually a thunderbolt from a clear sky.

    "Five hundred—d'ye say five" said the postman from the half of his mouth that was clear.

    It was clear that they were receiving the discharge of the wrath which was caused by somebody else.

    Even of Maxwell he exacted as clear a vision of his own work as he exacted of its interpreters.

    And now Nancy had made it clear that she did not care to have anything to do with him.

    The breeze freshened as she got clear of the harbour and stood towards us.

    It was clear that Nancy was painfully trying to do the honours.

    "It was about half an hour ago," came brisk and clear from across the table.

    He filled himself a cup, and looked complacently into its clear depths.

Word Origin & History of - clear

    Word Origin & History

    clear c.1280, from O.Fr. cler, from L. clarus "clear, bright, distinct," related to clamare "call out" (see claim), hence with an original sense of "clear-sounding." An O.E. word for this was sweotol. Of the weather, 1382; of meanings or explanations, c.1300. Sense of "free from encumbrance," apparently nautical, developed c.1500. The verb meaning "to leap clear over" is first attested 1791.

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